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Researchers suggest more sleep could help teens.

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A LEADING UK SCIENTIST BELIEVES that starting school at 10:00am could have huge benefits for teenagers.

Sleep expert Dr Paul Kelley, an honorary clinical research fellow at Oxford University's Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, said adolescents effectively lose two hours of sleep per day.

He believes the internal body clock shifts with age, delaying the phase at which sleep can be initiated.

He and colleagues are currently recruiting 100 schools from around the UK to take part in a project called Teensleep, due to commence in 2016.

Teensleep will chart the impact of sleep patterns on pupil attainment.

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